Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Paducah KY
208 AM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

...Wet Finish to Weekend...

Wet weather chances will be spiking later today and tonight, as a
Low pressure storm system approaches from the west. The Low will
track along or in the vicinity of our southern border with
Arkansas and Tennessee, offering the heaviest rainfall totals for
adjacent parts of southeast Missouri and southern Kentucky, where
2 to 2.25 inches is forecast.

1 to 2 inches of rainfall is forecast from there, northward to a
line extending from Perryville, Missouri to Owensboro, Kentucky,
and then rainfall tapers off to less than an inch to the north of
that line.

Best rainfall chances will be later today and tonight, with the
Low in its nearest proximity, and then rain chances gradually wind
down by Monday night as the Low pressure storm system departs and
moves away.

While these storm total rainfall amounts, spread out over a 48
hour period through Monday night, should not cause any
significant issues, smaller streams, creeks, and low lands and
flood prone areas could fill or overspill where the heavier rains
are forecast, particularly for far southeast Missouri and southern
portions of western Kentucky. River forecasts may also see slower
recessions in their forecasts, as this runoff precipitation
impacts the broader basin over the next several days.

Stay tuned to the latest forecasts and updates for this evolving
rain system.


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